American Bar Association
Customs Law Committee

Customs Law Committee

About the Committee

This committee is concerned with the full range of laws and regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in connection with the importation and exportation of merchandise. These laws and regulations relate to such topics as: valuation and classification of merchandise, penalties and liquidated damages, free trade agreements, duty preference programs, duty drawback, foreign trade zones, bonded warehouses, temporary imports, quotas, intellectual property rights, country of origin determination, record-keeping requirements, and entry eligibility requirements. The committee also focuses on voluntary programs established by CBP, as well as enforcement initiatives and developments. In addition, the committee is involved with international harmonization efforts, and the comparative operations and regulations of Customs agencies outside of the United States.

*If you are interested in volunteering or assisting with the Committee’s activities throughout the year, please contact one of the Committee's co-chairs, Leslie Alan Glick and Greg Kanargelidis, or one of the vice chairs responsible for your area of interest:

Programs, Meetings & Events

Section Events

    International Trade Committee Holiday Happy Hour


    Come join the International Trade Committee for an informal discussion of current trade issues and the work of the Committee as we start looking ahead to what the New Year may bring. We invite current and prospective members along with anyone else who's interested in the conversation or just looking ...

    Landslide Webinar Series: What U.S. Patent Practitioners Need To Know About Chinese Patent Law


    With continued rapid growth of the Chinese marketplace, foreign companies are increasingly emphasizing the acquisition and enforcement of patent rights in China. As a result, U.S. patent practitioners are being called upon to guide patent procurement strategy, evaluate freedom-to-practice risks, and ...

    2017 Section of International Law Spring Meeting

    Capital Hilton

    Registration is now open. Register before March 17th to lock in our Early Bird discount!



Glick, Leslie
Kanargelidis, Gregory
Message From The Chair


Diaz, Jennifer
Draa, Horace
Hanson, Lawrence
Horvath, Jennifer
Patari, Shama
Rodriguez, Rebecca
Salkeld, David
Skinner, Christoper
Thorson, Maureen


Goodale, Geoffrey
Martinez, Christine
Polino, Teresa
Quinter, Peter

Committee Roster  

Modified by Shama Patari on April 4, 2016

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